Property

Ashfords boosts its Bristol-based real estate team with another senior lateral hire

September 21, 2018
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Housing law expert Paul Butterworth this week took up his new role as a partner in Regional law firm Ashfords’ Bristol-based real estate team. Paul, whose appointment was announced in June, was previously a senior partner in the property team at Bristol-headquartered national firm TLT.  During just over 15...

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Experienced commercial property lawyer joins Meade King to strengthen its team

September 19, 2018
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Experienced commercial property lawyer joins Meade King to strengthen its team

Bristol law firm Meade King has appointed experienced commercial property lawyer Manjinder Kang to its growing team. Manjinder, pictured, joins from the Bath office of national firm Stone King, where she was a commercial property licensed conveyancer advising individuals and businesses of all sizes. Prior to that she worked...

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Science Park jointly acquired by South Gloucs Council and University of Bath in £18m deal

September 17, 2018
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Science Park jointly acquired by South Gloucs Council and University of Bath in £18m deal

South Gloucestershire Council has bought the Bristol & Bath Science Park with in a joint £18m deal with the University of Bath they say will realise its potential and boost the West of England’s reputation as a centre of excellence for research. Since the park opened in 2011 after...

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What’s the big idea? Businesses urged to think of new ways to back first Bristol Giving Day

September 14, 2018
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What’s the big idea? Businesses urged to think of new ways to back first Bristol Giving Day

Bristol businesses are being challenged to come up with new and exciting ways to raise funds for city charities and voluntary groups as the first Bristol Giving Day approaches. Staged by Quartet Community Foundation, the independent charity that works across the West of England to support local philanthropists in...

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A touch of glass. Wraps come off St George’s striking new extension

September 14, 2018
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A touch of glass. Wraps come off St George’s striking new extension

Historic Bristol music and spoken word venue St George’s has opened its £6.3m extension – securing a sound financial future for itself and bringing a striking new corporate venue to the city. The wraps came off the building just hours before two of the world’s leading young musicians, a...

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Largest industrial letting this year as ‘big shed’ market motors ahead

September 14, 2018
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Largest industrial letting this year as ‘big shed’ market motors ahead

Automotive parts supplier Apec Braking is to create a new HQ and national distribution base in Filton after agreeing to relocate to one of the biggest industrial buildings ever to come onto the Bristol commercial property market. The 115,500 sq ft warehouse – the size of two football pitches...

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Conference will offer chance for firms to tap into nuclear sector’s growth

September 14, 2018
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Conference will offer chance for firms to tap into nuclear sector’s growth

Bristol companies will gain an insight into doing business in the nuclear sector in the UK and overseas at a major conference to be staged in the city next week. The Nuclear South West Annual Conference will focus on collaboration in the industry and important international links – with...

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Bristol architect appointed to board of directors for global practice BDP

September 12, 2018
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Bristol architect appointed to board of directors for global practice BDP

Architect Nick Fairham, who heads global practice BDP’s design studio in Bristol, has been appointed to its board of directors. Nick, pictured, has more than 20 years’ experience in housing, healthcare and mixed-use design and has led the Bristol studio since 2015. He specialises in creating new, sustainable communities...

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Bristol’s only speculative office building sold for £62m as it achieves record city centre rent

September 12, 2018
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Bristol’s only speculative office building sold for £62m as it achieves record city centre rent

Newly completed Bristol landmark office building Aurora has been sold for just over £62m after setting the highest-ever rent for the city centre. Following weeks of speculation, contracts have been exchanged on the 95,000 sq ft grade A building at Finzels Reach – more than 85% of which is...

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New South West regional chair sought by Institute of Directors

September 10, 2018
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The Institute of Directors (IoD) is seeking a new South West chair to represent its 5,000 members across the region. Current chair Nick Sturge, pictured, who is director of Bristol innovation hub Engine Shed, steps down in January after the standard three years in the role.  The voluntary, unpaid...

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Open Doors festival will celebrate the past, present and future of 101 Bristol buildings

September 7, 2018
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Open Doors festival will celebrate the past, present and future of 101 Bristol buildings

Bristol’s annual Bristol Open Doors festival returns next weekend, allowing participants to discover the secrets of 101 fascinating buildings around the city. Expert-led tours will offer glimpses inside buildings never or rarely seen by the public – with the opportunity to discover heritage spaces, forgotten places and innovative design....

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Architecture practice continues to build its team as it approaches 25th anniversary

September 7, 2018
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Architecture practice continues to build its team as it approaches 25th anniversary

Bristol architects Childs+Sulzmann, the practice behind many iconic Bristol buildings including the Arnolfini, Engine Shed and Watershed, is on target for a 25% increase in turnover and headcount this year as it marks its 25th anniversary. The firm, which specialises in innovative projects in the hotel, leisure, creative re-use...

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Chance for Bristol firms to influence post-Brexit support for exporters

September 6, 2018
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Chance for Bristol firms to influence post-Brexit support for exporters

Bristol firms have just a week left to take part in a major survey, the results of which will shape support for exporters in the post-Brexit age.  The Business West International Trade Survey takes the pulse of firms across the region at a time when exports are on the...

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